Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Book Reviews (III)

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As a former journalist, I know how difficult it is to encapsulate a complex issue or a lengthy interview or a major pronouncement into an article of just a few hundred words. It's a rare ability and one I have always admired, especially among journalists on commercial radio stations who have to summarise day-long court cases or Parliamentary debates into brief reports, all the while ensuring the reports are fair - and accurate.

It's the same with book reviews, I am sure.

The review you see above was published this last Sunday in The Sun Herald, which is one of two Sunday popular papers in Sydney, with a weekly readership of about 1.6 million. It was written by Frank Walker, a senior journalist at the paper and someone I have known professionally for many years. He is a tough bastard, Frank. Uncompromising. Which is why I was thrilled by his review - and the way he has managed to encapsulate the essence of Child of the Revolution into just 120 or so word. Count them.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good article! wow gold opportunity!

5:34 pm  

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